January 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • 1st 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • 1st 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • 18th Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
  • 31st 31st Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Bundy Cheney beats Dorothy Stevenson (6-3, 6-2)
  • 31st 31st Men's Australian Championships: Don Budge beats John Bromwich (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 4th Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
  • 5th Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • 5th Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 5th Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

10th Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich, Timmins Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 10th Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 13th Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 15th Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 18th Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 22nd Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 24th Gyula Torok, Hungary, Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • 28th Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 29th Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)

Deaths in Sport

  • 28th Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 28th John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies